“Good nutrition is key to a well-balanced training program, but it doesn’t have to be rigid and boring”
Junior is a certified Level 3 Personal trainer, a certified kettlebell instructor, a Level 3 Sports Massage therapist, and a certified group class instructor. He has been teaching for five years now and has even led the strength and conditioning sessions to the British champion in Taekwondo, who then went on to win the World’s Championship for the first time.
He specializes in body decomposition and strength gain and his exercise philosophy is that everyone should be in a shape that would allow them to physically do any physical hobbies they decide to take up. Junior trains in a power building style, based on strength while gaining muscle.
Having trained a vast group of people, Junior has mostly dealt with clients who have lower back pain or injuries, those who return from knee surgery, and shoulder injuries. Junior makes it a point to always scan clients before taking them up. This allows him to identify weaknesses and imbalances so that he can address it early and build on that foundation.
Junior makes it a point to continuously enhance his skills and knowledge by reading and watching new things. He has always felt passionate about training, and he feels that he could help others feel and look better both mentally and physically.
Most of his clients have become more like his friends. Sometimes, he goes above and beyond by accompanying them to do food shopping to show them what they should be buying. He constantly motivates clients through his energy demonstrated all throughout the workshop, and by explaining to them what each routine is and why they are doing it. He starts by first addressing overall activity levels. He starts it by setting targets as simple as getting at least 10,000 steps a day, for example. He then takes a look at food intake and muscle building, since a person with more lean muscle mass will have a faster metabolism.
He believes that good nutrition is key to a well-balanced training program, but it doesn’t have to be rigid and boring. For exercising at home, anyone can start with basic simple weight equipment such as any sort of weights like kettlebells, dumbbells, or barbells, and resistance or glute bands.
For those who want to get started, Junior advises that the frequency of your training completely depends on your level of intensity. The higher the intensity, the less times a week is needed. The lower the intensity, the higher the frequency for the training. It doesn’t matter what time you workout, as long as you feel like you have the most energy during those times, so you can have a high effort level. Rest is also very important, so you should listen to your body.
Junior believes that progress will be a huge motivational factor for clients, and setting targets or goals that are more than just “toning up”. For those with busy schedules, you could work on high intensity training.
For Junior, clients need to be serious and committed in wanting to reach their goal in order for their training to be effective.